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Delivery driver in critical condition after being hit by his stolen van in Cardiff

29 Mar 2023 2 minute read
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A delivery driver is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by his stolen van.

Officers from South Wales Police were called to North Road in Cathays, Cardiff, at 12.49pm on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old man had been delivering parcels when his white van was stolen from nearby Laytonia Avenue.

He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he remains in a critical condition.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and a white van has been seized.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Powell said: “We can now confirm that the van was a delivery vehicle stolen from nearby Laytonia Avenue while the victim was delivering parcels in the street.

“During the theft, it is believed the van collided with the owner, who has then been carried by the vehicle for a considerable distance until it came to a halt on North Road.

“This is a shocking incident, and our thoughts are with the victim’s family, who continue to be supported by specialist officers.”

The road was initially closed but reopened on Tuesday evening.

House-to-house and CCTV inquiries are now continuing, a force spokeswoman said.

South Wales Police are appealing for information about the incident and for witnesses to come forward.

The force would particularly like to hear from anyone who witnessed or has footage of a white Renault Trafic van being driven in the area of Laytonia Avenue and North Road between 12.45pm and 12.50pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police online or through 101, quoting occurrence number 2300099389.

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